Fuels Europe has presented a study that shows how low carbon liquid fuels (LCLF) could enable the transport sector to contribute to EU climate neutrality by 2050. The path shown in the study also shows that the transport sector can save 100 million tons of CO2 emissions per year by 2035.
Pleasing results come from work package C2. Under the leadership of the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) at RWTH Aachen University, ten fuel mixes with methanol, ethanol, iso-butanol and 2-butanol as well as methanol as a pure component were examined with regard to their suitability for use in car gasoline engines.
In the gas synthesis plant at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg converted for C3-Mobility, high-octane petrol is produced from green methanol. Around 15,400 liters have already been made available for the project partners.
In a pan-European study, the majority of participants advocated stronger government funding for e-fuels.
At the 17th International Congress on Renewable Mobility 2020, the topic of fuels of the future was discussed against the background of the climate protection package of the German government and the green deal of the EU Commission.
Federal Minister Peter Altmaier wrote in a Handelsblatt commentary on the opportunities of the energy transition and the importance of green synthetic fuels.
From October 22 to 23, 2019, our third consortia meeting took place at our partner BMW’s venue in Munich. In addition to substantive discussions, the first very good results of the joint project could already be presented here. The focus of the debates was on the political and public communication of e-fuels.
The current issue of science magazine Scitech Europa reports on the work and goals of C3-Mobility. The focus is on the production and application of e-fuels based on green methanol for passenger and freight transport.
Our second consirtia meeting took place at our partner Opel’s venue in Rüsselsheim on March 27-28. Not only the next steps were focused, but also first results and milestones could be presented.
The conference marked the start of the research initiative “energy transition in the transport sector” (EniVer) funded by the German Federal Ministry of for Economic Affairs and Energy which will support 16 project groups in the field of innovative technologies and concepts for synthetic fuels in the next three years.